Network library broken on Windows with GHC 6.12rc1

Simon Marlow marlowsd at
Wed Nov 4 10:28:47 EST 2009

On 22/10/2009 17:59, Johan Tibell wrote:
> Hi,
> Thanks for filing the bug report.
> I did have a Windows setup but I haven't had time to set it all up
> again on my new laptop (read: it's a pain). There is a buildbot
> building the network package (I believe Ian added the repo to the list
> of repos to build). However, it doesn't provide reports in any
> convenient format so I have to remember to check it manually from time
> to time.
> Bryan has access to a Windows machine and has been doing most of the
> Windows related changes.
> Patches welcome.
> -- Johan
> P.S. The network package is a mess. Full of ifdefs, has no tests and
> is prone to breakage. I've started looking into how it could be made
> better but I don't have time for any major hacking at the moment.

It does have tests, three to be precise, in the tests/ subdirectory. 
They are set up to be used with the GHC test suite framework, but it 
wouldn't be hard to adapt them to whatever framework you want to use.


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